The Week 14 NFL schedule opens with Derek Carr and the surging Las Vegas Raiders traveling to SoFi Stadium to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football. The Rams are in a freefall, and will be without Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Aaron Donald, which is a fact that should be considered when building your NFL DFS lineups and NFL DFS stacks for Rams vs. Raiders. Should NFL rushing yards leader Josh Jacobs, who is playing but battling a quad injury, be considered a must-start option in your TNF Showdown NFL DFS strategy? Or would it make sense to look at the quarterbacks, tight ends, wide receivers, or a D/ST in the TNF NFL DFS player pool? Davante Adams, Foster Moreau, Mack Hollins, Van Jefferson, Cam Akers, Tyler Higbee, and Tutu Atwell all project to be impact classic and showdown NFL DFS picks for Thursday Night Football. 

Before making any Thursday NFL DFS picks for Rams vs. Raiders on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel of your own, be sure to check out the NFL DFS lineup advice, strategy and player stacks from SportsLine NFL daily Fantasy expert Jimmie Kaylor

Kaylor is an NFL and DFS expert for SportsLine, who opened the 2022 NFL season by winning DraftKings' NFL Showdown Thursday Kickoff Millionaire contest. He edged out over 355,000 other entrants in the contest and also has multiple five-figure tournament wins on his DFS resume. Kaylor has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and his background as a former college and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks.

Kaylor has been spot-on all season, hitting on epic NFL DFS picks like Jerry Jeudy (4-102-1), Stefon Diggs (12-148-3, 6-106-1, 7-92-1), Amari Cooper (7-101-1, 5-131-1), Nick Chubb (23-113-1, 23-101-2), CeeDee Lamb (8-87-1), Deebo Samuel (6-115-1) Cooper Kupp (14-122), Travis Kelce (7-25-4, 10-106), Davante Adams (3-124-2), Justin Fields (179-1-1, 82-1), Derrick Henry (132-2), Jimmy Garoppolo (228-4), and Michael Pittman (7-61-1). Anyone who has followed his picks is way up.

Now, Kaylor has turned his attention to Raiders vs. Rams on Thursday Night Football Week 14 and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.

Top NFL DFS picks for Rams vs. Raiders on TNF

One of Kaylor's favorite DFS picks for the Las Vegas vs. Los Angeles showdown slate on TNF is Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams. The 29-year-old wideout enters Week 14 as the most targeted pass-catcher in the NFL this season with 135 targets in 12 games (11.25 per game), in addition to owning a 32.9% target share for the Raiders. Adams ranks fifth in the NFL catches (79), fourth in receiving yards (1,176), and tied for first in touchdown receptions (12). Adams is quarterback Derek Carr's unquestioned No. 1 option in Las Vegas' red-hot offense, and Kaylor believes rostering the two-time All-Pro will be necessary to win tournaments and cash games alike on Thursday night. 

"Davante Adams is the most expensive player on the TNF slate on DraftKings, and trails only Josh Jacobs in FanDuel's pricing. While it will make building rosters slightly more difficult, Adams is a must-start DFS option against the Rams. The 29-year-old wide receiver has been on an absolute tear over the last five weeks and leads the NFL in targets (135), while ranking in the top five in the league in receiving yards (1,176), receptions (79), and touchdown receptions (12). Jalen Ramsey will be a tough matchup for Adams, but I am still projecting seven-plus receptions for over 100 receiving yards for the five-time Pro Bowler on Thursday night," Kaylor told SportsLine. You can see the rest of Kaylor's NFL DFS picks here.

How to make NFL DFS lineups for Raiders vs. Rams on TNF

Kaylor is also targeting another undervalued option that could explode for huge numbers for Thursday Night Football. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is, and the rest of Kaylor's TNF DFS picks, at SportsLine

So who is Jimmie Kaylor including in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Thursday Night Football? And which under-the-radar DFS picks offer huge value? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a DFS expert who already won a single-game millionaire maker tournament in 2022, and find out.